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Vinny's Strongman Log II


#885

Hope the back gets better quickly!


#886

Thanks! It will, just gotta give it the short rest it needs, and make sure to avoid training lower body too heavy too often.

6/12/18 - bw 225

Hang Clean (just for a quick active warm up, mostly just bored though)
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5

Farmers Figure Eights
120x350ft
120x500ft lit me up, very tough. Had the handles rolled way up in my palm, so my hands were screaming at me the entire time.
120x310ft, shit
120x400ft

Bleh.

Lying Leg Raise
x15
x15
x15
x15

Ab Pulldown
x15
x15
x15
x15
x15


#887

6/14/18 - bw 227, back to sumo deads. They yielded results and I stayed relatively healthy while doing so. Definitely gonna take it slow though. Planning to pull 700+sumo and hopefully upper 600’s conventional by the “end” of this.

Sumo RDL
135x15
135x15
135x15
225x10
225x12
225x15
275x15 (straps)

DB Row
100x…reinjured my back on the 25th rep or so, basically felt a pop/slip and some pain. No pain when I bend over aside from a dull ache.

This is pretty shitty. I’ve never had a back injury that persisted/began with the same exact immediate trauma each time it occurred; a small pop and immediate loss of lower back tightness. SI issue or a disc problem. Guess I underestimated the length of this rehab.

Annnnnnd irresponsibly resume workout.

DB Row
100x10 very very strict and with no excessive dipping of DB (which seemed to put massive torsion on my spine)
100x10
100x10
100x15

GM’s
45x30
55x30-50
65x30-50 half were done on right leg only, since it’s my underworked hamstring on deadlifts/hinge
65x30-50 same as above
65x30-50 ^^

Need to nurse my back. Clearly at the threshold of what my back can handle, and it’s pretty obvious that with all the conventional deadlifting, heavy beltless front squatting and stone work, that I should’ve seen this coming. SO easy to be greedy and just train heavy as fuck running off endless PR’s, only to hit an impasse.


#888

6/18/18 - Bw 226 skipped a press workout by accident, took some time off lifting and kinda just did squats with a buddy at a commercial gym, went well.

Front Squat
135x3,3
225x3,3
275x3
belt on
365x3
405x2
405x5
405x5
405x5 technical PR. Back feels okay…

Circuit: Leg Press (single leg)/Pull Up/Zercher GM’s
25x15/x10/135x15
45x12/x10/135x15
45x12/x10/135x15 god awful, wanted to puke

Ab Pulldown/Waiter Carry SS
x15/100 DB x 80ish ft
x15/100 DB x 80ish ft
x15/100 DB x 100ish ft

PR for closest I came to puking without actually puking.

Donezo.


#889

Good to see that the back is getting better!


#890

Thanks, just have to be persistent, that’s all.

6/19/18 - BW 226

Strict Overhead
45x8,5
135x3,3
185x3
225x3
255x1
275x3 decent work for me
225x10 also decent, but not a PR

DB Row
100x30
100x30
100x30 my body was so sore going into this from yesterday that I have no clue how I managed to finish these sets. Fucking sucked.


#891

6/22/18 - bw 225

Push Jerks (axle)
145x5,5,5
225x3,3,3
265x3
285x8
285x8
285x8…PR but I split jerked the last rep…barely. Still counting it :slight_smile:

Rack Lockouts (bar at crown)
135x15
135x15
135x15
135x15 really really painful, shoulders burning more cause i’m constantly pushing up

Laterals/Band Pull Apart SS
x15/x15
x15/x15
x15/x15

Been putting up some huge numbers on all my lifts (besides deadlift, but who cares, I shouldered the 320 stone then one motioned it.)

Everything is very strong at the moment but my body is certainly fighting back in response. I need to let off the throttle just a hair here.


#892

Nice work indeed. Very jelly of your overhead numbers.


#893

Looks like we popped our backs around the same time, Vinny